The Rule of Law in South Korea

Overview

Expert contributors examine the challenges of fully implementing the rule of law in South Korea's fledgling democracy and market economy. The expert contributors detail the obstacles that must be overcome, such as corruption in politics and corporate governance and a deep-rooted cultural indifference to the rights of the individual, and offer suggestions on what can—and what should not—be done.
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Overview

Expert contributors examine the challenges of fully implementing the rule of law in South Korea's fledgling democracy and market economy. The expert contributors detail the obstacles that must be overcome, such as corruption in politics and corporate governance and a deep-rooted cultural indifference to the rights of the individual, and offer suggestions on what can—and what should not—be done.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817948924
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
  • Edition description: First Edition, 1st Edition
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jongryn Mo is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an assistant professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. David W. Brady is deputy director and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.
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Table of Contents

Preface Jongryn Mo Chaihark Hahm vii

Introduction: The Elusive Goal of the Rule of Law in South Korea Jongryn Mo xi

1 The Constitution Should Not Be Tampered With Lee Hoi-Chang 1

2 Uneasy About Rule of Law: Reconciling Constitutionalism and "Participatory Democracy" Chaihark Hahm 23

3 The Two Tales of the Korean Presidency: Imperial but Imperiled Presidency Hoon Jaung 61

4 How Does Democracy Reduce Money Politics? Competition versus the Rule of Law Jongryn Mo 83

5 The Formulation of the Rule of Law in Corporate Governance Joongi Kim 117

6 The Rule of Law and Competition Policy in Korea: Transition from a Developmental State to a Market Economy Wonhyuk Lim 145

7 Institutionalizing Property Rights in Korean Capitalism: A Case Study on the Listing of Samsung Life Sang-young Rhyu 159

Contributors 189

Index 193

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